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2012 Elections Implications 

 

 

11/2/2012 

The 2012 elections will likely affect US tax policy, health care, financial services regulation and the stock market. Our experts break down the implications for investors.
Post-Election Investment Implications
With the election behind us, it’s time to look ahead. Here’s a summary and replay of our recent call with Ben Fischer, CIO NFJ, and Peter Lefkin, Head of External and Government Affairs at Allianz of America.

• The impact of the elections on the markets and economy
• The fiscal cliff and tax reform—including potential dividend tax rate changes
• Implications for investors

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Ben FischerBen Fischer
CIO NFJ
Allianz Global Investors
Peter LefkinPeter Lefkin
Head of External and Government Affairs
Allianz of America




Election Results: What This Means for the Economy and Your Clients’ Finances
Join our panel of experts for a lively discussion on the results of the election and what this means for you and your clients. 

• The impact on the economy and on investment management
• Prepare yourself for the questions your clients will ask on their finances

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Robert Huebscher
CEO
Advisor Perspectives
Moderator
Mark Matson
CEO 
Matson Money, Inc
Peter Lefkin
Head of External and Government Affairs
Allianz of America




Videos
Peter Lefkin, head of government and external affairs at Allianz of America, gives timely video updates on the election.
Will the Election Impact Markets?
All eyes are on the presidential election as uncertainty over a slowing economic recovery and a looming fiscal cliff mounts. But will the market have a meaningful response to the outcome? Washington insider Peter Lefkin offers his view.

Handicapping the Fiscal Cliff
Peter Lefkin, SVP and head of external and government affairs at Allianz of America, offers a glimpse into the post-election political backdrop and what it could mean for expiring tax breaks and long-term tax reform.

No ‘Ordinary’ Taxes for Dividends, Cap Gains
Peter Lefkin, SVP and head of external and government affairs at Allianz of America, says the 15% tax on dividends and capital gains is likely to be extended and asserts that it will never be raised to ordinary income levels.

Will the Estate Tax Gobble Up More Wealth?
The $5 million estate-tax exemption is slated to roll back to $1 million at the end of the year. Washington insider Peter Lefkin discusses whether lawmakers will extend it or impose it on a greater number of Americans.

Please consult your tax and/or legal counsel for specific tax questions and concerns.

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